Russell Crowe as "Noah" Looks Just Like Russell Crowe as "Russell Crowe"

Caity Weaver · 08/10/12 04:54PM

The first image has just been released of Russell Crowe as Noah in Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's biblical follow-up to his 2010 film about lesbian ballerinas who do it, real nasty, lesbian style. And it confirms what many have long suspected: Russell Crowe sure does look like that.

Darren Aronofsky Was Born to Make Anti-Drug PSAs

Maureen O'Connor · 11/09/11 01:19PM

Darren Aronofsky, director of feature-length anti-drug PSA Requiem for a Dream, is finally focusing his creative energy on that which he was born to do: Terrorizing children in 30-second increments, with the goal of discouraging drug use.

Ellie Kemper: Your Next Movie Star

Richard Lawson · 06/14/11 05:00PM

The little lady's got some heat on her, fresh off of one hit and onto a potential second one. Also today: Tom Cruise likes 'em big, two actors join the fight against the zombies, and J.Lo might J.Go.

Chace Crawford Wants to Be Taken Seriously

Richard Lawson · 06/08/11 03:23PM

The Gossip Girl star would like some awards recognition, please. Also today: Leo DiCaprio taps into his murderous side, yet another CSI departure, and a Noah's Ark movie might be imminent.

Child Hero Taylor Swift to Ruin Important Piece of Childhood

Richard Lawson · 03/17/11 05:45PM

One living person beloved by children is attempting to sully the work of a dead person beloved by children, and only one can be victorious in the end. Also today: Matthew Fox is going to kill you, Darren Aronofsky thought better of it, and we might officially have our Katniss.

Darren Aronofsky Reveals the Real Inspiration for Black Swan

Marie Bardi · 03/16/11 04:30PM

Director Darren Aronofsky claims it was comedian Todd Barry's deli manager character in The Wrestler that led to Black Swan. It's just that the ballerina subplot in The Deli Manager took on a life of its own. Sorry, Todd!

Transsexual Mistress: Kelly Osbourne's Fiance Liked My Penis

Maureen O'Connor · 01/17/11 11:13AM

A transsexual woman explains Kelly Osbourne's Twitter freak-out: Luke was in love with a woman with a penis. Rob Pattinson calls his own naked image "very pretty." Diddy hits the sauce. Monday gossip is full of surprises.

The Oscar Predictions You've Been Waiting For

Richard Lawson · 12/07/10 11:35AM

Well, it's that most wonderful time of the year again. No, not Christmas, the war against which we are fully waging. We mean Oscar season! Some early awards have been given out, so it's time to start the prediction game.

Black Swan: Natalie's Beautiful Nightmare

Richard Lawson & Brian Moylan · 12/03/10 03:06PM

We were excited to find out what the buzz about Black Swan, the ballet centric psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky, was all about. It's a thing of terrifying beauty, and better than you'd probably expect it to be.

Beloved True Blood Star Becoming a Mass Murderer

Richard Lawson · 10/27/10 02:53PM

We're sorry to say, it's happening. Cult leader, killer, all that. Also today: a movie studio is more powerful than a country, the new Batman movie is just recycling the old title, and Darren Aronofsky loves robots.

Jon Hamm's Girlfriend's Life Is Way Better Than Yours

Richard Lawson · 10/18/10 03:58PM

It just is. Deal with it. Also today: Yet another show ripped from the Twitter headlines, Kate Beckinsale continues her odd career, Johnny Galecki is moving into the big time, and Darren Aronofsky is moving out of it.

Black Swan Sounds Crazy, Amazing

Richard Lawson · 09/01/10 12:08PM

Darren Aronofsky's new ballet thriller (yes!) Black Swan premiered at the Venice Film Festival last night and reviews are in. Most people? Most people really liked the film, which sounds weird, dark, and insanely intriguing.

Black Swan: Psychological Terror, But Mostly Natalie and Mila Kissing

Richard Lawson · 08/17/10 05:13PM

Here's a trailer for Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's moody-looking psychological thriller set in the competitive and cutthroat world of professional ballet. It looks creepy and interestingly filmed and could be an unsettling rumination on ambit— Oh, fuck it. They kiss.

America, Meet Your New Jackie O.

Richard Lawson · 04/14/10 01:36PM

She's a Brit! Also today: The Onion keeps branching out, some news about movie festivals, Martin Scorsese will now be in 3D, and another TV remake.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 02/12/10 07:01AM

Style icon Pat Field turns 68 today. Film director Darren Aronofsky is turning 41. Christina Ricci is 30. Senator Arlen Specter is turning 80. Children's author Judy Blume is 72. Josh Brolin, the actor and son of James Brolin, is turning 42. Locanda Verde chef Andrew Carmellini is 39. Tech visionary Raymond Kurzweil turns 61. Celebrity nutritionist Oz Garcia is 59. Fonzworth Bentley, Diddy's former assistant and now the host of his own show on MTV, is 36. Chynna Phillips is turning 42. And Arsenio Hall turns 55 today. A few people celebrating birthdays this weekend—including Mayor Bloomberg—are below.